Period
to 19 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Remote Desktop
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 470 541 502
Rank change year-on-year +71 -39 +116
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 136 129 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.30% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.62% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 73 82
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £180 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -28.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £100 £103 £108
90th Percentile £422 £475 £486
UK median daily rate £175 £200 £244
% change year-on-year -12.50% -17.95% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +26.92% +10.17%
10th Percentile £13.90 £13.45 £10.70
90th Percentile £20.00 £18.14 £21.24
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -17.50% +53.85%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,970 7,977 8,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.27% 14.54% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,997 4,345 4,681
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £175
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 511 571
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.56% -22.00%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year +57.89% -0.65% -18.62%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +31 36 £175 -46.15% 32
North of England +47 24 £120 -24.41% 27
Midlands +48 22 £190 +26.67% 17
North West +30 21 £120 -9.43% 15
Scotland +44 20 £130 +4.00% 4
South West -16 18 £150 -50.00% 15
East Midlands +28 13 £155 +6.90% 6
East of England +23 10 £225 -43.75% 8
West Midlands +36 9 £285 -32.94% 11
Wales - 7 £480 - 5
Yorkshire +18 2 £110 -29.03% 10
North East +11 1 £110 -38.89% 2
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Remote Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 108 (79.41%) Windows
2 81 (59.56%) Active Directory
3 68 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 54 (39.71%) Windows 7
5 53 (38.97%) Windows 10
6 49 (36.03%) Office 365
7 39 (28.68%) Microsoft Office
8 31 (22.79%) SCCM
9 27 (19.85%) Security Cleared
10 25 (18.38%) Windows XP
10 25 (18.38%) SLA
10 25 (18.38%) Windows Server
11 24 (17.65%) DNS
12 23 (16.91%) VPN
13 22 (16.18%) ITIL
14 20 (14.71%) Windows 8
15 19 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (13.97%) VMware
16 18 (13.24%) MS Exchange
16 18 (13.24%) Linux
16 18 (13.24%) Citrix
17 17 (12.50%) LAN
17 17 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (11.76%) TCP/IP
18 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (11.03%) Hyper-V
19 15 (11.03%) ITSM
20 14 (10.29%) Public Sector

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.41%) IIS
5 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.94%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.47%) nginx
8 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (28.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.68%) FileZilla
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) assyst
2 4 (2.94%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 3 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.03%) Office 365
2 10 (7.35%) Azure
3 4 (2.94%) AWS
4 3 (2.21%) IaaS
4 3 (2.21%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.21%) PaaS
5 2 (1.47%) Dropbox
5 2 (1.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.74%) G Suite
6 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.65%) DNS
2 23 (16.91%) VPN
3 17 (12.50%) LAN
4 16 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 14 (10.29%) DHCP
5 14 (10.29%) Internet
6 12 (8.82%) Firewall
7 10 (7.35%) VoIP
8 9 (6.62%) SMTP
8 9 (6.62%) WAN
8 9 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (5.15%) WebEx
10 6 (4.41%) Wireless
11 5 (3.68%) Intranet
11 5 (3.68%) SAN
11 5 (3.68%) SSH
11 5 (3.68%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.21%) NAS
12 3 (2.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) SQL CLR
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) ClearCase
1 5 (3.68%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) JMeter
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
2 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) tSQLt
2 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.29%) Public Sector
2 13 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Finance
3 7 (5.15%) Publishing
4 6 (4.41%) Electronics
4 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.41%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (13.97%) Desktop Engineer
2 17 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (11.03%) Floorwalker
4 14 (10.29%) Analyst
4 14 (10.29%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.09%) IT Support
5 11 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Architect
8 7 (5.15%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (4.41%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.74%) COM
2 1 (0.74%) CSS
2 1 (0.74%) HTML
2 1 (0.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.15%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.41%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.68%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.94%) iPad
6 4 (2.94%) NHS
6 4 (2.94%) PKI
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.21%) PDA
7 3 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.47%) Clustering
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.47%) Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.74%) Handset
9 1 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 108 (79.41%) Windows
2 54 (39.71%) Windows 7
3 53 (38.97%) Windows 10
4 25 (18.38%) Windows Server
4 25 (18.38%) Windows XP
5 20 (14.71%) Windows 8
6 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (13.24%) Linux
8 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (7.35%) Mac OS
10 9 (6.62%) Apple iOS
11 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.88%) Windows Vista
12 7 (5.15%) Android
13 6 (4.41%) Solaris
14 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
15 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.18%) ITIL
2 19 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (11.03%) ITSM
5 13 (9.56%) Service Management
6 11 (8.09%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (4.41%) Preventative Maintenance
8 6 (4.41%) Programme Management
8 6 (4.41%) Storage Management
9 5 (3.68%) Active Listening
9 5 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.94%) Data Encryption
10 4 (2.94%) Email Filtering
10 4 (2.94%) Security Auditing
10 4 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (2.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 8 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.74%) C#
3 1 (0.74%) R
3 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (8.09%) MCSE
4 7 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.15%) MCP
4 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.68%) MCSA
6 4 (2.94%) Degree
7 3 (2.21%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.21%) CCNA
7 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ACMT
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) CCA
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 81 (59.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.03%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (6.62%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.68%) NDS
7 5 (3.68%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 5 (3.68%) XenApp
8 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.74%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.74%) KVM
9 1 (0.74%) vCloud
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (22.79%) SCCM
2 12 (8.82%) SCOM
3 7 (5.15%) SCVMM
4 6 (4.41%) WSUS
5 5 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.94%) SmoothWall
7 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.21%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.47%) Ansible
8 2 (1.47%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.47%) Kibana
8 2 (1.47%) logstash
8 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 68 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.97%) VMware
3 18 (13.24%) Citrix
4 13 (9.56%) Cisco
5 11 (8.09%) McAfee
6 7 (5.15%) Bomgar
6 7 (5.15%) HP
6 7 (5.15%) SAP
7 6 (4.41%) Remedy
8 5 (3.68%) Apple
8 5 (3.68%) Sophos
9 4 (2.94%) Avaya
9 4 (2.94%) Kaspersky
9 4 (2.94%) Lotus
10 3 (2.21%) Novell
10 3 (2.21%) Peregrine
10 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.21%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.47%) Symantec